Friday, June 14, 2013

Today I Was Cautioned To Use Caution In River Legacy Park To Not Step On Anything Active

Those are my handlebars in front of a CAUTION sign that I came upon today before rolling my wheels on the River Legacy Park mountain bike trails.

Under the shouted CAUTION, the sign warns "In Spring & Summer animals are more active. Watch Your Step. Stay on Trails."

It is difficult to watch ones step when ones step is on a bike pedal.

It has been a couple months since I have biked the River Legacy Park mountain bike trails. These trails  cover a few more miles and are a bit more exhausting than the more sedate Gateway Park mountain bike trails I have been pedaling of late.

The only Spring & Summer activated animals I saw today were some humans, some squirrels and one harmless skinny green snake. I exercised extreme CAUTION and stepped on none of these critters.

Even though the outer world temperature was  in the 90 zone, with humidity making it feel hotter, zipping along on wheels creates quite a refreshing wind chill factor. Til one stops pedaling.

This morning's pool dip was not quite as refreshing, with the outer world chilled to the mid 70s and the pool warmer than the air.

Well, I see 3 urgent messages have arrived from Elsie Hotpepper that I must go attend to.


Steve A said...

We've got a hot zone going in Ocean Shores as well. It's 60. No snakes, however.

Durango said...

Steve A---I am jealous. Not about the temperature, but about your road trip to the PNW, ending up at Ocean Shores. I have not been there since 2004. Some day in August, if my memory is functioning anywhere near accurate. 9 years without going to Ocean Shores, must also mean it has been 9 years since I have seen the Pacific Ocean. Unless we count Puget Sound as being the Pacific Ocean.